Avantika Mehta

Avantika Mehta

Editor, Pyjama People

Avantika Mehta used to be a lawyer, resident Blue Frog party freak and proud wearer of harem pants curated from Kasol. Then she became a writer and it all went downhill. Famous Scottish journalists have been known to call her ‘a volatile woman.’

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#PyjamaLoves: These Five Estée Lauder products from Nykaa

Estée Lauder is legit selling in India and at Nykaa for the first time. The brand is synomous with high performing products, but as the Smith said (kinda) some girls (skincare products) are better than others. Here are some tried and tested Estée that we think are simple beyond. Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher Of all the beauty potions this iconic brand has produced, this is the …

#PyjamaReviews: The Reverie Box

Simple Jute packaging and an organic cardboard box are perfect metaphors for Reverie box’s style and curation.   I received and tried: Mia Rose petal scrub I mixed the powder with my Ayca tea tree aloe gel. The result was a soft, sweet smelling massage that my face didn’t want to stop getting. Suddenly, I saw the appeal of long-ass Korean beauty routines, but only if they …

5 Under Rs 5000: Designer Dresses, Dreamy Prices

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The Diwali Bonus just kicked in and you’re like: But, no saving is as much fun as “investing” in designer clothing. Trust. These five dreamy deals on dashing dresses, all under Rs 5000, are what we are currently coveting. After all, no one ever said mo’ dresses mo’ problems, amirite?   Long Legs by Runaway Bicycle Damage to wallet: INR 4,800 Style tip: Contrast the earthy …

10 of our favourite bomber jackets for your shopping pleasure!

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Call me a 90s kid, but I’ve always had a soft spot for a good bomber — I might even be known to sport a dragon embroidery detail (Aaliyah-style) jacket in my teens. So, yes, I’m happy the bomber is back, and I’ve been trawling the Interweb looking that next, new cool AF jacket for you guys (and myself, obviously!) Here’s ten of my favourites. …

As nations speak of wars, a small group of creatives focus on Indo-Pak’s common narratives through the eyes of young artists

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The Pind Collective was co-founded by Avani and Ansh. It’s an online platform on which young aritsts from India and Pakistan to collaborate and create works based on their intrepretation of common themes. The Collective’s first virtual exhibition took place in August this year, and the next one launches early 2017. The founders were kind enough to talk to me about their project and the …

#PyjamaReviews: To Spoyl or not to Spoyl?

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If you’re anything like me, you’re shopping online very couple of days (sometimes in your sleep), but not wearing half the things you buy. Some times a shirt’s material isn’t what you expected, or the fit isn’t right. And, you’re so spoilt for choice that you wear that cute dress once and then lose it forever in your wardrobe. So, what’s a shopaholic to do with …

THIS is the BEST blush in the world, people!

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I don’t wear eyeliner and I hardly ever use lipstick. My beauty obsession is blush. How many different versions of the ‘eu naturale’ or the ‘peach beauty’ colours do I own? There’s no counting. Will I be buying more in the future? Probably. I’m a blush-addict, and I’ve tried them all, so believe them when I say that the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush collection is …

Unwind from Fashion Week with a few of my favourite TV shows

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After a week-long fest of everything that is gorgeous and “simply amazing,  darlings,” I feel a four cheese pizza and my four television shows kinda Sunday coming on. Coincidentally (I swear) all of the TV I’m about to recommend is about women. Nothing like today to spend in bed while escaping into the very different worlds in which these (some) fictional female characters and (some) real people portrayed on these four TV shows live.   Women with …

Coco Chanel’s chic style haunts Fall 2016 runways!

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Coco Chanel was a complicated woman, which might be why she favourite simplicity in her every day style. While there’s some chatter that she was a Nazi collaborator, the level of her involvement remains unproven. And, as one biographer put it: “She lived in times unimaginable.” And, she left us with a style legacy that just won’t quit. This Fall 2016, Chanel paid tribute to its …

Five books about the Independence movement that you should read, or at least buy to let gather dust on that nice bookshelf ;)

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Sounds preachy, this post, amirite? But, it’s a dry-day; there’s not too much to watch on television. So, pick up a book, or a short story. These five are my favourite and they’re in theme with today as well. Let’s get-a-reading, shall we?   From Plassey To Partition: A History Of Modern India, by Sekhar Bandopadhyay Available at Amazon. Price paperback Rs 329   A …